Another shot drops for OKC fan

Thunder fans giving it their best shot

11/24/13 in NBA   |   andrewgilman   |   20 respect

OKLAHOMA CITY – Don't know if you've noticed, but fans in Oklahoma City are either really lucky or just happen to be great shots.
 
The Thunder will play Utah at home on Sunday and a fan will have another chance to win $20,000 if he or she makes the half court shot. And if it happens Sunday, it will be a third game in a row someone gets to celebrate.
 
Nov 21, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Entertainer Jay-Z and entertainer Beyonce watch action between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY SportsThursday, against the Clippers it was Brad Brucker who banked in the shot and then got a hug and a handshake from Jay Z, who was sitting courtside.
 
The made shot continued an impressive trend. With an h/t to Royce Young of Dailythunder.com who pointed out fans are 5-of-22 from half court since last March. Meanwhile, this season, Thunder guard Reggie Jackson is 5-of-23 on 3-pointers.
 
Since the team came to Oklahoma City, eight fans have made the shot. A Thunder official told ESPN.com the promotion is not insured. That means MidFirst Bank who sponsors it has paid out $160,000.
 
"We might go broke," forward Kevin Durant joked after Thursday's game. "They're hitting every half-court shot. 
 
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